St David's Evangelical Lutheran Church  

Home of Cardiff lutherans & where all are welcome 

Services & Activities:

Posted 9th August 2023

Sunday services are normally a non-communion service at 11am led by the elders.

A Communion service at 6pm is normally held on the last Sunday of each month and is led by our vacancy Pastor, Pastor Arno Bessel. Our current 2023 schedule is:

February 26th

March 26th

April 30th

May 28th

June 25th

July 23rd

August 20th (change to schedule)

September 24th

October 29th TBC

November 26th

December 17th TBC


Bible study - Friday's @ 7pm and will be conducted online via the zoom app.

Currently suspended for summer break. Re-commences 1 September.

Other Meetings will be announced


N.B. Services & Bible study may be amended from the above schedule (see our Home tab for service bulletin latest update)


What is a Lutheran?

Lutherans are Christians who honour the German Reformer Martin Luther. Luther boldly challenged some practises within the Roman Catholic Church in the early years of the 16th century. Famously, he posted his 95 theses to a church door in Wittenburg, in 1517, which means we have now come to celebrate 500 years of reformation history. Lutherans are evangelical (We speak the good news). We confess that Jesus Christ is the Saviour of the world. He redeems us because He has taken upon Himself the consequence of sin for everyone. By suffering hell on the cross, Jesus Christ took on the just punishment for our sin. Because He is risen from the dead, Jesus now promises us everlasting Life in Him.

You may think of us as traditional when you come and visit, especially when you hear the hymns we sing and see the way in which the church is dressed. We believe it is important to receive the gifts God offers us often. Therefore we have communion services often. Essentially, we worship using an historic service in the tradition of western Christianity.

As Lutherans, we are...

Biblical - We believe that the Bible is the very Word of God and the only source and norm of belief for the Church on earth.

Evangelical - We believe that the Bible's centre is the saving message of God's forgiveness through Christ. And it is only by the grace of the Holy Spirit, Who calls us through the good news of Jesus Christ, enlightens us with His gifts and sanctifies us, that we are able to believe.
Confessional - There are a series of documents of belief to which we subscribe. They can be found in the Book of Concord 1580. We believe this to be a good summary of what is taught in the Bible.


St. David’s Lutheran Church, Cardiff, is a member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of England (ELCE) which is a registered charity in England and Wales (registered number 220466) and Scotland (registered number SC041204). 

Registered Office: 28 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0HH, England, UK.

Vacancy Pastor : Arno Bessel

[email protected]


We are also members of the

International Lutheran Council,

an entity which unifies millions of Lutherans around the world.

Churches Together in Fairwater & Pentrebane; serving our local community together.